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 Great Plains Food Bank receives grant

The Great Plains Food Bank has received $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to help fight hunger in North Dakota and western Minnesota.

Great Plains Food Bank plans to use the funds to increase access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP is a federal assistance program that provides nutrition assistance. The food bank will place an emphasis on reaching families with children, seniors and other vulnerable populations.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation provide donations of both food and funds to the Feeding America nationwide network of 200 food banks. The Walmart Foundation has now given $100,000 in grants to the Great Plains Food Bank since 2015.

CUFD donates $5K to Hurricane Harvey victims

Members of the Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas unanimously voted to make a $5,000 donation to assist relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey.

The donation, along with other donations received by the National Credit Union Foundation , was activated as part of a program called CUAid. CUAid is used to gather donations from members of credit unions across the nation to help aid victims working at credit unions that are experiencing disasters.

In 2011 more than $36,000 was distributed to credit union employees that were hit hard by the flood in Minot, N.D. Nearly 50 credit unions have already reported damage and closures as a result of the storm and ongoing flooding.

The NCUF's site is available to receive donations to help credit union people affected by the storm. To make an individual donation or a contribution on behalf of your credit union, visit